FBPA

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The Furry Basketball Player's Association [FBPA] is a union made up of all FBA players currently under the employ of the Furry Basketball Association. Established in 1965, its purpose in summation is to uphold the rights and interests of all FBA players in matters concerning how the league and its employees are governed.

Responsibility of the FBPA

  • To represent and defend the collective rights and interests of all FBA players as a union.
  • To negotiate with FBA Owners and the FBA Commissioner in establishing a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
  • To investigate and report any wrongdoing or violation committed against its members.

Rules and Regulations

The rules and bylaws of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Structure of the FBPA

The FBPA is headed by an Executive Director (not a player) and a Player President, with a Player Representative from each of the 24 FBA teams elected by their teammates to speak for them in FBPA meetings and represent the team as an entity. All active FBA players are members of the FBPA and have a voice in preceedings.

Rules for being a Team Representative:

To be a representative, a player must be competent, level-headed, and a respectable veteran able to represent their team and league with dignity and class. The head representative must be a veteran (suggested 4 years professional experience) and should be somewhat synonymous with the team image if possible (qualified players who have been with their teams longer are more likely to be chosen). An alternate team representative is also chosen to represent their team in the event the primary representative is unable to fulfill their duties. The alternate team rep may also assist their primary rep in speaking for their respective team in FBPA meetings and press conferences. There are no experience restrictions for any player chosen for the position of alternate team representative.

A new team representative may be chosen each year, after the playoffs have concluded. However, excessive cycling of new team reps without good reason is frowned upon. Furthermore, if a team representative is traded or deemed unworthy of the position midseason, a new one must be chosen within the week by the team's players.

Current Make-up of the FBPA

Executive Director: TBD
President: TBD

Player Representatives

2014-2015
Team Representative
Albany Alphas Viran Kivar
Alaska Arctics Bobby Baylor
Baltimore Spirits Brax Trenor
Bangor Tides Chip Nelson
Biloxi Voodoo Sarah Lancaster
Dakota Bikers Dat Mongoste
Edmonton Totems Lenny Hicks
Hawaii Kahunas Gerry Cross
Huntsville Mayors Tyler Kiko
Lorain Firestorm Erich Haber
Las Vegas Wildcards Peter Conner
Montana Howlers Nohea Holokai
Newark Pride Valencia Zeraus
Pittsburgh Keystones Alan Murphy
Plymouth Taproots Nina Lime
Santa Ana Spectrums Lance Cheval
Santa Fe Whips Lance Wildfyre
San Jose Thrust Kwaku Bbwaddene
Seattle Summit Jamie Velasquez
Tallahassee Typhoons Charles Yotechuk
Tennessee Moonshiners Huckens Storrs
Texas Lone Stars Jack Howell
Williamsburg Minutemen Leonard Mack
Winnipeg Voyageurs Yves Carbonneau
2018-2019
Team Representative Alternate
Albany Alphas Viran Kivar
Alaska Arctics
Arizona Whips Alyssia Silverman
Baltimore Spirits
Bangor Tides
Biloxi Voodoo
Dakota Bikers
Edmonton Totems Luukas Hirvonen
Hawaii Kahunas
Huntsville Mayors
Lorain Firestorm
Las Vegas Wildcards
Montana Howlers
Pittsburgh Keystones
Plymouth Taproots
Queens Pride
Santa Ana Spectrums
San Jose Thrust
Seattle Summit
Tallahassee Typhoons
Tennessee Moonshiners
Texas Lone Stars
Williamsburg Minutemen Donell Macon Crystal Davis
Winnipeg Voyageurs Yves Carbonneau
2019-2020
Team Representative Alternate
Albany Alphas
Alaska Arctics
Arizona Whips
Baltimore Spirits
Bangor Tides
Biloxi Voodoo
Dakota Bikers
Edmonton Totems
Hawaii Kahunas
Huntsville Mayors
Lorain Firestorm
Las Vegas Wildcards
Montana Howlers
Pittsburgh Keystones
Plymouth Taproots
Queens Pride
Santa Ana Spectrums
San Jose Thrust
Seattle Summit
Tallahassee Typhoons
Tennessee Moonshiners
Texas Lone Stars
Williamsburg Minutemen
Winnipeg Voyageurs